Definition of Shared Governance
SUNY defines shared governance as a system where “faculty, professional staff, administration, governing boards, and students participate in the development of policies and in decision making that affects the institution.” At SUNY Brockport, our shared governance bodies include College Senate, Brockport Student Government (BSG), College Council, and College Administration. Together, we see shared governance as the means by which we most effectively and sustainably implement the priorities of the College, as established in our Strategic Plan.
In 2019, a Shared Governance Task Force created a Statement on Shared Governance that outlined the characteristics that the college follows.
Shared Governance Parties
In addition to these groups, other organizations and committees are vital to the sharing of information necessary for the success of the College:
College-wide committees are long-term and charged with overseeing an area of importance to the College community. These are NOT standing committees of any campus governance organizations. The most visible example of a college-wide committee is the Joint Planning and Budget Committee.
Ad hoc committees and task forces are created at the discretion of those initiating the committees and are constituted to serve the purposes outlined in the charge. For more information about the formation of committees and a list of college-wide committees, please access the following links: